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This is the moment an abandoned blind dog suffering from dementia is rescued from the mud after it was “buried alive” for five days.
The incident took place in the city of Zapresic in Zagreb County in northern Croatia and was filmed by the Udruga Sapica Animal Association as they rescued the neglected dog named Beni.
The association explained that Beni, thought to be between 15 and 20 years old, had been a family pet before being abandoned last year.
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They wrote on social media: “A dog which until a year ago slept in a house as the best friend of its family, ended up outside in the yard when a baby came.
“At a time when he needs the most care because he is already blind and suffering from dementia, he is thrown in a yard from where he wandered and fell in mud which he could not get out of. The mud hardened around him and this creature was buried alive for 5 days.”
Local media report nobody had tried to help the dog despite people living nearby.
In the video, the rescuers can be seen comforting Beny who is stuck in the mud with his fur completely matted.
The rescuers can then be seen cleaning the pooch’s fur before Beny eats from a bowl and goes for a stroll wearing a brown coat.
Local media report the animal association shaved off all of Beny’s fur as there were maggots and wounds underneath.
The association said that the dog’s female owner, whose identity has not been disclosed, was found and she gave ownership of the pooch to the association and agreed to pay its veterinary costs.
It is not clear whether the owner was reported for neglecting the animal.
Netizen ‘tiha voda’ commented: “What kind of rubbish do you have to be to do such thing?”
While ‘Zrinka Somek Mihaljevic’ added: “Thanks for helping it!”